MMBIO 151

Introduction to Microbiology

Microbiology and Molecular Biology College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Principles of prokaryotic biology emphasizing cell structure, function, and metabolism. Introduction to bacterial genetics, microbial diversity, and microbial ecology.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

Chem 105 or concurrent enrollment.

Title

Making Informed Judgements

Learning Outcome

Integrate knowledge to make informed judgments on tests, lab reports, lab presentations and lab write-ups*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: "Communicate scientific information using both oral and written methods"

Title

Complexity, Diversity and Purposes of Life

Learning Outcome

Obtain a deeper appreciation for the complexity, diversity and purposes of life.*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: "Reflect/discuss/explore how faith in the Lord and Christ-like living are affected by an understanding of fundamental biological principles"

Title

Microbes

Learning Outcome

Understand what microbes are, what they are composed of, how they are built, and their phylogenetic relationships to the living world. Be able to distinguish between eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and viruses.*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: "Exhibit mastery of four of the following six principal areas of the discipline" five of which are microbial physiology, microbial genetics, microbial ecology, medical microbiology, and virology

Title

Microbiology Tools and Technique

Learning Outcome

Become familiar with the tools of microbiology through both lecture and labs and demonstrate basic aseptic technique. Develop proficiency in working with bacteria including streaking for isolation and performing growth experiments.*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: "Exhibit mastery of four of the following six principal areas of the discipline" three of which are microbial physiology, microbial genetics, microbial ecology

Title

Research Design, Data Collection, and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Formulate questions, testable hypotheses and implement appropriate experimental protocol. Collect and analyze data and be able to draw appropriate conclusions.*Relates to Program Learning Outcome: “Devise experiments with appropriate hypotheses and controls.”